Obrov (pronounced [ɔˈbɾoːu̯]; Italian: Obrovo Santa Maria) is a village in the Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina in the Littoral region of Slovenia.
|Coordinates: 45°32′33.31″N 14°5′11.59″E / 45.5425861°N 14.0865528°E|
|• Total||6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||579.3 m (1,900.6 ft)|
Obrov was first attested in written sources in 1763–87 as Obrova and Obroa. The name is derived from the Slovene common noun obrov 'steep slope between two level areas', referring to a local landscape feature.
The local church is dedicated to the Annunciation and belongs to the Parish of Hrušica.
Obrov is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Kaser Cave Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Kaserova jama) is located along the road southwest of Obrov and northeast of Golac. The human remains in the cave are believed to be those of German soldiers and Slovene civilians.
- ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
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- ^ Yugoslavia: Official Standard Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. Washington, DC: Office of Geography. 1961. p. 282.
- ^ Hrpelje-Kozina municipal site Archived 2008-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 288.
- ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008 Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Ferenc, Mitja (December 2009). "Grobišče Kaserova jama". Geopedia (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: Služba za vojna grobišča, Ministrstvo za delo, družino in socialne zadeve. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
- Media related to Obrov at Wikimedia Commons
- Obrov on Geopedia